Josh van der Flier breaks through to score Leinster’s try during the  Champions Cup loss to Bath  at the Recreation Ground. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Leinster didn’t get out of their Pool in the 2007/08 season. After defeat in Toulouse and then Edinburgh, the European campaign was effectively over b(...)

 Josh van der Flier runs in for his side’s try during the European Champions Cup game against Bath at The Recreation Ground. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bath 19 Leinster 16 Rejuvenated by their Kiwi contingent, there was no shame in losing this game to a 77th minute penalty. Mentally and physica(...)

Charles Piutau scores in the dying minutes against Leinster in the European Champions Cup match at the RDS.Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The stakes are high for Leinster today. Following on from their alarmingly limp defeat at home to Wasps last Sunday, another loss today in Bath would (...)

 Ian Madigan, Hayden Triggs and Isaac Boss have some fun at Leinster squad training. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This will tell us much about Leinster. They’ve backed themselves into quite a corner and both the circumstances of a brutally tough pool along with(...)

The Leinster squad during training this week. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster have made eight personnel changes and two positional changes from the team that faced Wasps last weekend in the RDS Arena - for their visit t(...)

Leinster coach Leo Cullen: “There are areas we can fix that are very much in our control.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The mental torment of last Sunday’s 33-6 defeat to Wasps has been exacerbated by a physical tariff ahead of tomorrow’s Champions Cup pool match agains(...)

Leinster backrow forward faces up to 10 weeks of the sidelines after breaking a bone in a  foot. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster coach Leo Cullen must plan without Seán O’Brien, Richard Strauss, Mike McCarthy and now Jack Conan for Saturday’s trip to Bath in round two o(...)

New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu  is tackled by Ireland’s Denis Hickie in a 2001 Test match. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

The athletics honours board at Wesley College, Pukekohe, in Auckland offers a poignant testimonial to the late Jonah Lomu. In one year at junior le(...)

“It hits home a bit more when you have lived there for a few years,” said Jonathan Sexton on the Paris terror attacks. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As bulk suppliers toward Ireland’s World Cup campaign, with 18 players having been part of that intense four-month programme of pre-season, warm-up (...)

 Brian O’Driscoll: The former Ireland international was giving what amounted to a postmortem of his old team’s failings and inevitable defeat with some 20 minutes left in the game.  Photograph:  Chalres McQuillan/Getty Images

Were they really leather lapels? Dear oh dear, that was the question which prompted much mirth among the lads in the BT Sport studio ahead of the Lein(...)